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Filipinos Are Not Part of Top 10 U.S. Deportees

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Filipinos were not part of the top 10 list of ethnic minorities that were deported from the United States in 2013, which totaled approximately 370,000 immigrants. The number comes from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which is 10 percent lower than last year. Though most were deported because of crime-related reasons, 151,834 individuals were removed from the United States without a criminal conviction.

The Obama administration has the highest record of deportations than any sitting U.S. president, at 1.9 million.

Mexicans lead the top 10 deportees at more than 240,000, followed by Guatamela, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil, Columbia, Nicaragua and Jamaica.

However, ICE reports that Filipinos rank second in the population of undocumented immigrants in the United States, which is just slightly lower from the Chinese. In the latest data, about 4 million Filipinos born in the Philippines now live in the United States, and 1 out of 6 are undocumented.

Read more at National Catholic Reporter.

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